Current Studies

Overview

The NRCCTE’s research focuses on issues of urgency to both the field of CTE and the nation’s higher education system, recovering economy, and evolving labor market, addressing such topics as programs of study (POS)/career pathways, curriculum integration of CTE and academic content knowledge and skills, postsecondary student retention and completion, and professional development for educators in the areas of data use for program improvement and support for alternatively certified CTE educators.

The NRCCTE’s Technical Assistance (TA) Academy for 2008-2010 addressed green-focused programs of study (POS). Five states—Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oregon—were selected to participate in the process. Through a combination of facilitated in-state meetings and a national TA Academy,...

An important function of the NRCCTE is to help improve practice. Although the ideal is to base practice on scientifically based research, the reality is that little scientifically based research is available regarding educational practices. However, many other methods, activities,...